Your not-so-quiet night at the museum! Join the revelry every third Thursday of the month for live music, free programs, art activities and more…all just for adults!

October 17: It finally feels like fall in KC and we have just the spooky season event for you! Whether you want another excuse to dress up this month or just come as you are, we have something for you at Third Thursday. Dressing up is encouraged. No face masks, heavy face paint, weapons (including costume weapons, weapon-like props, or any object deemed to be a safety risk), or excessively oversized costumes are permitted. Costumes may be subject to security screenings. The Museum may refuse entry to any visitor whose costume does not comply with these requirements.

Are you a performer, vendor, organization or just inspired and interested in making Third Thursdays amazing? Please contact us with your vision for getting involved.

Death Becomes Her

Bloch Lobby

Emmaline Twist

Emmaline Twist constructs vast soundscapes that evoke the urgent, anxious energy of bustling cities enveloped by a sonic atmosphere as wide as the prairie sky. With the workmanlike spirit that is the hallmark of Midwestern rock music, Emmaline Twist combines the angular rhythms of post-punk with the dreamy ambience of shoegaze to create a sound unique to this Paris on the Plains.

Bloch Lobby
DJs at Third Thursday

DJ Joe and Ice Kole

DJ Joe is more than a DJ, more than a Drummer, more than just your average party starter!

Bloch Lobby

Tarot Card Readings

Receive a tarot reading from Moth and Candle to help guide you in self-reflection for the opportunity to develop deeper self-knowledge.

Outdoors on the North Plaza Drive

Moondrop Circus

Moondrop Circus makes its return to Third Thursday with aerial acts, stilt walker, and more.

Bloch Lobby

Photo Op

Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie make their return to Third Thursday!

Bloch Lobby

Drop-in Art Activity: Decorate A Mini Pumpkin!

Make your own spooky or silly designs on a mini (fake) pumpkin!

Nelson-Atkins Building, Gallery P28

Free Exhibition: Creatures of the Night: Women in Paris from 1850-1900

Women in Paris gained more rights in Paris toward the end of the 1800s, and nightfall offered the perfect cover for a variety of their activities from the innocent to illicit. Explore more in this free exhibition.

Image: Odilon Redon, French (1840-1916). Salomé with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1880-1885. Charcoal and black chalk on tan paper, 8 5/8 x 7 13/16 inches. Bequest of Milton McGreevy, 81-30/67.

Bloch Lobby

Radio Station Prize Pack Giveaway

Some lucky Third Thursday winner will win an awesome prize pack from Hot 103 Jamz! This month’s prize is two tickets (two for each night: November 25 and 26) to the Hall of Fame Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center.

Visit the art table in Bloch Lobby for a chance to win!

Bloch Lobby

Beverages and Small Plates

Enjoy small plates, a full bar and an artful experience!

Valley of the Queens

Pajama Jam